Message from Northowram Sports Club Chairman Dave Rhodes:-

To all members;

Message from the Chairperson Dave Rhodes

Welcome to Northowram Community Sports and Activity Club

I’m delighted to be appointed as Chairperson of the NCSA for the next 12 months period.

For those that don’t know me I’m a member of Northowram Pumas, and have been for the last 15 months. I’ve held similar roles in the past with sports and football clubs in Northern Ireland, and as part of my role at work I’m involved in arranging and chairing meetings with people and stakeholders at all levels of our business. I live in Queensbury so I’m fairly local to the club, and even though I’m not living in Northowram I do spend a lot of my social and free time in the village.

I’m looking forwards to working with our committee in continuing with the great work that the club, under Chris Thompson’s Chairmanship has carried out over the last few years. I would like to pass on my thanks to Chris, and the other outgoing members of the committee for their hard work and dedication over the last number of years. Although Chris will still be available for advice and support to the club as and when we need it.

I’ve recently met with this year’s Management Committee made up of the regular faces of Jacky Midgley returning as Club Secretary,  Jo Swindells returning as Facilities Manager, and a warm welcome to our new Treasurer Jackie Mollitt. I’d like to thank these individuals, and the rest of the committee for stepping up and providing vital support to the running of the club. We have a number of ideas for the next 12 to 18 months that we will be putting before the committee at our next committee meeting in September, so look out for some exciting events, news and announcements towards the end of September early October. We will be needing assistance from Members, and parents of members of our clubs to deliver some of these events. Rest assured these ideas are all for the benefit of the club, the clubs associated with the clubs and all of you as members. Remember as a member of any associated club, Football, Cricket, Running, you are also a member of Northowram Community Sports and Activity Club, and we welcome any new ideas or suggestions to take our club forwards.

I will be looking over the next few weeks/month to meet with the Committees of all the associated clubs at NCSA to ensure that the club is meeting their needs and to continue to build on the ethos of the Sports Club as one club, and to make sure we make best use of the facilities that we have here in Northowram.

I’m happy to take phone calls/texts or queries, I can be found at the club most Monday and Wednesday evenings with the Northowram Pumas, and I’m often in the bar on a Friday night. Alternatively you can call or text me on 07849325035 where I’ll be happy to chat to any member about the club, or any ideas they might have.

Please can you share this message with all members of your associated clubs so we can continue to grow the club for the benefit of all.

That’s it for now, and I’ll provide a further update in October, and as I said keep an eye out for some exciting events and club developments.


Dave – NCSC Chairperson

If you feel you can assist in building maintenance, bar work, volunteering etc. please contact Jacky at northowramsportsclub@gmail.com

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Volunteers needed

We are looking for volunteers to help drive the club forward, as we currently look for a chairperson, facilities manager, secretary & treasurer to fill committee roles. Additionally we are looking for volunteers who are willing to help out within the various age groups of football, cricket & running. The club is approaching an exciting chapter as we look to gain funding to build a 3G pitch which can be used across all sports.

About our club

A multi sports facility for children & adults with bar & catering facilities.

Sports and activities

  • Aikido
  • Cricket
  • Fitness Class
  • Football
  • Running

Skills Required

  • Administration
  • Bar work
  • Blogging
  • Bookkeeping
  • Catering
  • Child protection
  • Safeguarding
  • Cleaning
  • Coaching
  • Disability awareness
  • Event organisation
  • Facility management
  • First aid
  • Fundraising
  • Grant application writing
  • Groundsmanship
  • Human resources
  • Marketing & promotion
  • Marshalling
  • Media relations & PR
  • Membership management
  • Officiating
  • Parent liaison
  • Project management
  • Social event organisation
  • Social media management
  • Umpiring
  • Volunteer management
  • Web design
  • Website management
  • Working with children and young people